Skip to comments.Jill Stanek: Obama and the sex life of 12 year olds
Posted on 04/16/2008 4:51:58 PM PDT by wagglebee
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Ultimate normalcy is less interesting to me than ultimate purpose. The perfection of a thing is when it fulfills the purpose for which it is made. And to find out what that purpose is, well, you have to consult the Person that made us.
And I think you are not quite understanding "perfectibility" in a Judeo-Christian sense. Perfection in Christianity comes about not through one's own actions/thoughts/powers but as a free gift of grace.
This idea that humanity is approaching perfection apart from grace is the doctrine of secular humanists, socialists, and utopians.
According to the ever-reliable wikipedia, the academic verdict is still out on Mead.
The claim has been made that “Samoan culture changed” since when she documented it—because of Christianity, so that the girls who bragged of sexual mores once upon a time were too ashamed of what they had done as grandmothers. Why that itself is not an interesting piece of anthropological data, I have no idea.
A culture can borrow all sorts of gods and theologies from other pagans and can be praised for its expansiveness, but once it comes in contact with Christianity, it is regarded as tainted and becomes something radically different from what it used to be. Fascinating that.
Precisely. And I think this is what's at the root of the high depression rate lately....I know from my own life that when I was my own moral arbiter, I was becoming more and more miserable.
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I would never speak for everyone at FreeRepublic, especially the pro-life crowd. If it sounded like I did, I apologize as well.
American Heritage Dictionary - The act or fantasy on the part of an adult of engaging in sexual activity with a child or children.
I guess a 20 something guy having sex with a 12 year old qualifies.
Perhaps you should check the definition of ‘statutory rape’...it may provide YOU with an answer.
Sorry, I don’t see where he says “with a 20 year old guy”? You think a guy has to be 20 before a girl can get pregnant?? Maybe you need a biology class, not a dictionary.
If you read the article, that is the average age of the guy who has sex with a 12 year old. It isn’t a couple of 12 year olds messing around and going too far...
And 20 or 13, it is still below the age of consent, isn’t it?
And in any case, saying ‘it is a mistake in my opinion for a 12 year old to have sex’ encourages those 20 year olds who are typically the ones engaging in sex with 12 year olds - probably because they can be taken advantage of easier than an older girl.
Sorry, but a decent man would have said, “If anyone messes with my 12 year old daughter, the bastard will learn my REAL feelings about gun control!”
I just think he’s detestable enough on the things he’s really saying, that one doesn’t have to twist his words to the extent of claiming he’s “promoting pedophilia”.
I suspect that people who still believe in Margaret Mead are easily susceptible to Obamania.